Split Horizons


Use electrical tape to build a Horizon Splitzer.

It’s very simple. Use electrical tape to split your Horizon shots… horizontally.

In order to take double exposures with the Horizon (and any other not-supposed-to-take-doubles-camera), take a first shot, and then, while holding the rewind crank and pressing the rewind knob, turn the winding lever. Take a second shot. Note that at the beginning, when you load the film, just after your first shot, you have to turn the rewind crank to get the film well tensed.

Now, I don’t know if there’s something wrong with my Horizon but I always got overlaps. I could have taken a black shot (by putting my hand in front of the lens) in between doubles to avoid it, but I didn’t.

If the tape is too centred, you’ll get a black band (white with negatives) in the split:

Place it away from the centre by about 2 millimeters to get a better fusion:

I also took some doubles with a Canon F1n:

And here’s a chronological list of similar tipsters by other users (if I forgot anyone, please tell me in the comments):
Your Own Splitzer
DIY Fisheye 2 Splitzer
DIY Holga Splitzer
DIY Holga Splitzer
DIY Diana Splitzer
DIY Spinner Splitzer
DIY Spinner Splitzer

written by stouf on 2011-05-19 #gear #tutorials #diy #splitzer #camera #panoramic #tape #homemade #tipster #electrical #doubles #horizon #handmade #perfekt #rewind


  1. stouf
  2. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    Super tipster by a super man =)

  3. novakmisi
    novakmisi ·

    great gallery !!!!

  4. naqi
    naqi ·

    wow nice article and cool pictures..

  5. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    nice) crazy shots

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  7. warning
    warning ·

    "Perfekt" tipster!.

  8. mariamaslam
    mariamaslam ·

    woww some awesome photos!!

  9. anyasf
    anyasf ·

    ha great tips!! unfortunately i dont have horizon but i wanna try this with my diana mini :)

  10. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    terrible, comme toujours stouf :D

  11. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wooo look at all these lovely persons leaving such nice comments... Thank you friends, you're making me so happy ! : )

  12. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    I'm not sure how I missed this when it was published. It is pure genius my friend! Alas, my Perfekt is acting up (5 rolls blank on vacation!!!), and will need some attention before I try this...

  13. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    wow this is amazing, the best part is it's so simple!!! thanks

  14. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    Very handy. When I get my Horizon at the end of the month, I'm going to need to try this.

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